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simile

comparing 2 seemingly unlike things using like or as

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metaphor

comparing 2 seemingly unlike things without using like or as

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hyperbole

exaggeration for effect

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alliteration

the repetition of beginning sounds

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personification

giving an animal or inanimate object human like qualities

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onomatopoeia

sound words

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rhyme

when words have a similar ending sound/ syllable

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imagery

a detailed description that appeals to one of the 5 senses

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comparing 2 seemingly unlike things using like or as

simile

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comparing 2 seemingly unlike things without using like or as

metaphor

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exaggeration for effect

hyperbole

12

the repetition of beginning sounds

alliteration

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giving an animal or inanimate object human like qualities

personification

14

sound words

onomatopoeia

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when words have a similar ending sound/ syllable

rhyme

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a detailed description that appeals to one of the 5 senses

imagery

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Charlie gazed hopelessly at the endless pile of bills stretching across the counter.

hyperbole

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The crowd cheered when the champion hit the challenger with a chair.

Alliteration

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The cast on Michael’s broken leg was a plaster shackle.

metaphor

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The candle flame danced in the dark.

personification

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She hung her head like a dying flower.

simile

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The horse’s hooves clip-clopped on the cobblestones.

onomatopoeia

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